Welcome to my blog about the books featured on BBC Radio 4

Welcome to my blog page all about the books being featured on BBC Radio 4 programmes. My aim is to provide you with a complete listing of the books with relevant links to where you can find them on Amazon and Audible for example and links to other relevant detailed blog posts. This will give you a change to post comments and discuss what we are hearing on Radio 4.

Table of Contents

Harlem Shuffle  by  Colson Whitehead

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Published by Fleet September 2021
ISBN 9780708899441

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from October 11 2021

£13.22 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Reader  by  Bernhard Schlink

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson September 2011
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from October 04 2021

£3.49 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The History of the World in 100 Animals  by  Simon Barnes

The History of the World in 100 Animals by Simon Barnes

Published by Simon & Schuster UK October 2020
ISBN 9781471186325

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 27 2021

£18.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Amur River  by  Colin Thubron

The Amur River by Colin Thubron

Published by Chatto & Windus September 2021
ISBN 9781784742874

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 20 2021

£20.00 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Beautiful World, Where Are You  by  Sally Rooney

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Published by Faber & Faber September 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 20 2021

£6.02 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Fortnight in September  by  RC Sherriff

The Fortnight in September by RC Sherriff

Published by Persephone Books Ltd September 2017
ISBN 9781906462222

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 14 2021

£11.85 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Daughters of Kobani,  by  Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The Daughters of Kobani, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Published by Swift Press June 2021
ISBN 9781800750456

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 07 2021

£12.89 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Fortnight in September,  by  RC Sherriff

The Fortnight in September, by RC Sherriff

Published by Persephone Books Ltd September 2017
ISBN 9781906462222

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 07 2021

£11.85 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Sunshine and Laughter  by  Louis Barfe

Sunshine and Laughter by Louis Barfe

Published by Apollo July 2021
ISBN 9781838933371

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 30 2021

£14.42 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

News of the Dead  by  James Robertson

News of the Dead by James Robertson

Published by Hamish Hamilton August 2021
ISBN 9780241401996

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 23 2021

£14.31 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Hello, Stranger  by  Will Buckingham

Hello, Stranger by Will Buckingham

Published by Granta Books July 2021
ISBN 9781783785643

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 19 2021

£12.00 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Hamilton and Me  by  Giles Terera

Hamilton and Me by Giles Terera

Published by Nick Hern Books July 2021
ISBN 9781848429994

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 09 2021

£12.60 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Mermaid of Black Conch  by  Monique Roffey

The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

Published by Vintage Digital May 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 09 2021

£0.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

One More Croissant for the Road  by  Felicity Cloake

One More Croissant for the Road by Felicity Cloake

Published by Mudlark July 2020
ISBN 9780008377267

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 02 2021

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Mistresses  by  Linda Porter

Mistresses by Linda Porter

Published by Picador April 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 26 2021

£5.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Still Life  by  Sarah Winman

Still Life by Sarah Winman

Published by Fourth Estate June 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 26 2021

£7.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Bullfight by Yasushi Inoue

Bullfight by Yasushi Inoue

Published by Pushkin Press September 2013
ISBN 9781782270003

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 19 2021

£9.15 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Madman's Library by Edward Brooke-Hitching

The Madman’s Library by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Published by Simon & Schuster UK October 2020
ISBN 9781471166914

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 12 2021

£18.96 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Published by Faber & Faber September 2016
ISBN 9780571225200

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 08 2021

£7.37 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Nature Cure by Richard Mabey

Nature Cure by Richard Mabey

Published by Vintage June 2008
ISBN 9780099531821

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 05 2021

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Published by Vintage Classics October 2004
ISBN 9780099478478

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 05 2021

£7.95 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

Published by riverrun October 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 28 2021

£5.49 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Published by Vintage Classics February 2014
ISBN 9780099583455

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 22 2021

£8.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Zennor in Darkness by Helen Dunmore

Zennor in Darkness by Helen Dunmore

Published by Penguin October 2007
ISBN 9780141033600

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 21 2021

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Devil You Know by Gwen Adshead and Eileen Horne

The Devil You Know by Gwen Adshead and Eileen Horne

Published by Faber & Faber June 2021
ISBN 9780571357604

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 14 2021

£12.58 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Young Prince Philip by Philip Eade

Young Prince Philip by Philip Eade

Published by William The 4th March 2012
ISBN 9780007305391

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 07 2021

£6.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam

The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam

Published by Canongate Books June 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 07 2021

£5.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison

All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing March 2019
ISBN 9781408897973

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 06 2021

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

Published by Two Roads March 2019
ISBN 9781473661233

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 31 2021

£6.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

In the Mountains by Elizabeth von Arnim

In the Mountains by Elizabeth von Arnim

Published by Independently published July 2020
ISBN 9798666810934

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 31 2021

£5.09 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

How I Learned To Understand The World by Hans Rosling

How I Learned To Understand The World by Hans Rosling

Published by Sceptre November 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 17 2021

£3.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Snowflake by Louise Nealon

Snowflake by Louise Nealon

Published by Manilla Press May 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 17 2021

£7.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The King's Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein by Franny Moyle

The King’s Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein by Franny Moyle

Published by Apollo May 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 03 2021

£0.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Published by Penguin September 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 02 2021

£9.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Published by Quercus April 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from April 19 2021

£8.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer

The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing April 2021
ISBN 9781526602763

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from April 05 2021

£19.34 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

We Are All Birds Of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan

We Are All Birds Of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan

Published by Merky Books Digital January 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from April 05 2021

£3.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Published by Windmill Books November 2017
ISBN 9780099558781

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from April 04 2021

£7.37 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Lev's Violin by Helena Attlee

Lev’s Violin by Helena Attlee

Published by Particular Books April 2021
ISBN 9780241402559

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 29 2021

£14.93 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

One Two Three Four - The Beatles In Time by Craig Brown

One Two Three Four – The Beatles In Time by Craig Brown

Published by Fourth Estate March 2021
ISBN 9780008340032

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 22 2021

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

White Fang by Jack London

White Fang by Jack London

Published by None October 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 22 2021

£2.20 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Photographer at Sixteen by George Szirtes

The Photographer at Sixteen by George Szirtes

Published by MacLehose Press January 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 15 2021

£2.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion by Kei Miller

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion by Kei Miller

Published by Carcanet Press Ltd May 2014
ISBN 9781847772671

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 07 2021

£7.25 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Slow Rise: A Bread-Making Adventure by Robert Penn

Slow Rise: A Bread-Making Adventure by Robert Penn

Published by Particular Books February 2021
ISBN 9780241352083

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 01 2021

£13.25 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay

Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay

Published by Faber & Faber February 2021
ISBN 9780571362929

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 22 2021

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson July 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 22 2021

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell by John Preston

Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell by John Preston

Published by Penguin February 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 08 2021

£7.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford

Published by Faber & Faber February 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 08 2021

£4.68 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Wych Elm by Tana French

The Wych Elm by Tana French

Published by Penguin February 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 07 2021

£3.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Karachi Vice by Samira Shackle

Karachi Vice by Samira Shackle

Published by Granta Publications Ltd February 2021
ISBN 9781783785391

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 01 2021

£9.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Published by Penguin September 2021
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 25 2021

£9.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

English Pastoral by James Rebanks

English Pastoral by James Rebanks

Published by Penguin September 2021
ISBN 9780141982571

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 18 2021

£7.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

If Then by Jill Lepore

If Then by Jill Lepore

Published by John Murray September 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 12 2021

£2.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Snow And The Works On The Northern Line by Ruth Thomas

The Snow And The Works On The Northern Line by Ruth Thomas

Published by Sandstone Press January 2021
ISBN 9781913207366

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 12 2021

£8.25 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Published by Faber & Faber January 2009
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 03 2021

£4.68 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

In the Castle of My Skin by George Lamming

In the Castle of My Skin by George Lamming

Published by Penguin Classics May 2017
ISBN 9780241296066

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from December 28 2020

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

An Almost Perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe

An Almost Perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe

Published by Viking November 2017
ISBN 9780241309827

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from December 21 2020

£7.95 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Published by Canongate Books February 2021
ISBN 9781786892737

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from December 07 2020

£4.50 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Legend of a Suicide by David Vann

Legend of a Suicide by David Vann

Published by Penguin October 2009
ISBN 9780141043784

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from December 06 2020

£6.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Boundless Sea by David Abulafia

The Boundless Sea by David Abulafia

Published by Penguin October 2020
ISBN 9780241956274

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from November 30 2020

£11.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

My American by Stella Gibbons

My American by Stella Gibbons

Published by Vintage Digital November 2011
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from November 30 2020

£7.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Published by Vintage September 2021
ISBN 9781784708276

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from November 23 2020

£8.72 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

Published by Faber & Faber August 2016
ISBN 9780571327232

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from November 23 2020

£6.29 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Black Spartacus by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Black Spartacus by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Published by Penguin September 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from November 16 2020

£7.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Sanest Guy in the Room by Don Black

The Sanest Guy in the Room by Don Black

Published by Constable June 2021
ISBN 9781472132949

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from November 03 2020

£8.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Order of the Day by Eric Vuillard

The Order of the Day by Eric Vuillard

Published by Picador January 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from November 02 2020

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Published by Oneworld Publications March 2018
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from November 01 2020

£1.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

Published by Bloomsbury Circus October 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from October 26 2020

£5.03 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Good Germans by Catrine Clay

The Good Germans by Catrine Clay

Published by W&N September 2021
ISBN 9781474607896

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from October 12 2020

£8.44 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Housing Lark by Sam Selvon

The Housing Lark by Sam Selvon

Published by Penguin Classics August 2020
ISBN 9780241441329

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from October 05 2020

£6.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor

Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor

Published by Vintage Digital June 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from October 04 2020

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Agent Sonya by Ben MacIntyre

Agent Sonya by Ben MacIntyre

Published by Penguin May 2021
ISBN 9780241986950

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 28 2020

£6.29 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Dear Life by Rachel Clarke

Dear Life by Rachel Clarke

Published by Metro Publishing August 2020
ISBN 9781789463651

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 21 2020

£6.51 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson

The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson

Published by Faber & Faber May 2016
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 21 2020

£4.68 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick

Eat the Buddha by Barbara Demick

Published by Granta Publications Ltd May 2021
ISBN 9781783782659

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 14 2020

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

Published by Everyman March 2010
ISBN 9781841593272

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 14 2020

£12.15 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Ramble Book by Adam Buxton

Ramble Book by Adam Buxton

Published by Mudlark May 2021
ISBN 9780008293338

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 07 2020

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Published by Atlantic Books January 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from September 06 2020

£4.68 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Burning the Books by Richard Ovenden

Burning the Books by Richard Ovenden

Published by John Murray May 2021
ISBN 9781529378771

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 31 2020

£8.45 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Published by Europa Editions July 2021
ISBN 9781787703124

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 31 2020

£7.37 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham

The Miller’s Dance by Winston Graham

Published by Pan August 2011
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 18 2020

£3.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Oak Papers by James Canton

The Oak Papers by James Canton

Published by Canongate Books June 2021
ISBN 9781838851514

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from August 03 2020

£8.55 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Actress by Anne Enright

Actress by Anne Enright

Published by Vintage Digital February 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 27 2020

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

A Month In Siena by Hisham Matar

A Month In Siena by Hisham Matar

Published by Penguin August 2020
ISBN 9780241987056

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 13 2020

£7.79 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Daré

The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Daré

Published by Sceptre March 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 13 2020

£0.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Under Red Skies by Karoline Kan

Under Red Skies by Karoline Kan

Published by C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd July 2021
ISBN 9781787386020

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 06 2020

£11.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Published by Pan November 2013
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from July 05 2020

£3.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Boy With Two Hearts by Hamed Amiri

The Boy With Two Hearts by Hamed Amiri

Published by Icon Books February 2021
ISBN 9781785787133

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 29 2020

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Brixton Hill by Lottie Moggach

Brixton Hill by Lottie Moggach

Published by Corsair July 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 29 2020

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Difficult Women by Helen Lewis

Difficult Women by Helen Lewis

Published by Vintage March 2021
ISBN 9781784709730

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 23 2020

£7.37 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman

The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman

Published by Picador June 2020
ISBN 9781529000498

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 15 2020

£7.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Published by Classic Editions TBC
ISBN 9789390213405

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 15 2020

£14.49 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Crossing the Line by John Sutherland

Crossing the Line by John Sutherland

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson May 2021
ISBN 9781474612371

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from June 08 2020

£6.49 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty

Published by Ebury Press April 2021
ISBN 9781529109603

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 30 2020

£6.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Diary of a Young Naturalist, by Dara McAnulty

Diary of a Young Naturalist, by Dara McAnulty

Published by Ebury Press April 2021
ISBN 9781529109603

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 25 2020

£6.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Amongst Women, by John McGahern

Amongst Women, by John McGahern

Published by Faber & Faber February 2009
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 18 2020

£4.46 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Fall of the House of Byron by Emily Brand

Fall of the House of Byron by Emily Brand

Published by John Murray February 2021
ISBN 9781473664326

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 11 2020

£8.90 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Broken Greek, by Pete Paphides

Broken Greek, by Pete Paphides

Published by Quercus March 2020
ISBN 4260562160765

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 07 2020

£0.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Street, by Ann Petry

The Street, by Ann Petry

Published by Virago December 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 04 2020

£3.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

Published by Granta May 2014
ISBN 9781847085122

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from May 03 2020

£7.79 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Crossriggs, by Jane and Mary Findlater

Crossriggs, by Jane and Mary Findlater

Published by Palala Press February 2018
ISBN 9781377839547

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from April 20 2020

£13.63 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Shakespeare in a Divided America, by James Shapiro

Shakespeare in a Divided America, by James Shapiro

Published by Faber & Faber March 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 16 2020

£1.29 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel

The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel

Published by Fourth Estate March 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 16 2020

£5.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Call of the Wild, by Jack London

The Call of the Wild, by Jack London

Published by East India Publishing Company January 2021
ISBN 9781774261392

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 10 2020

£5.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes

Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes

Published by Penguin May 2005
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from March 01 2020

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Crying Book, by Heather Christle

The Crying Book, by Heather Christle

Published by Corsair February 2021
ISBN 9781472154712

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 24 2020

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Apeirogon, by Colum McCann

Apeirogon, by Colum McCann

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing February 2021
ISBN 9781526607898

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 24 2020

£7.37 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

To the Lake, by Kapka Kassabova

To the Lake, by Kapka Kassabova

Published by Granta Publications Ltd February 2021
ISBN 9781783783984

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 17 2020

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

How to Argue with a Racist, by Adam Rutherford

How to Argue with a Racist, by Adam Rutherford

Published by W&N February 2021
ISBN 9781474611251

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 10 2020

£5.73 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Secret Guests, by BW Black

The Secret Guests, by BW Black

Published by Penguin Audio February 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 10 2020

£22.74 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie

Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie

Published by Sort of Books September 2019
ISBN 9781908745811

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 07 2020

£8.33 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Second Sleep, by Robert Harris

The Second Sleep, by Robert Harris

Published by Cornerstone Digital September 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 07 2020

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The People's Act of Love by James Meek

The People’s Act of Love by James Meek

Published by Canongate Canons June 2019
ISBN 9781786894014

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from February 02 2020

£8.19 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Motherwell by Deborah Orr

Motherwell by Deborah Orr

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson January 2020
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 27 2020

£0.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

The Second Sleep by Robert Harris

Published by Cornerstone Digital September 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 27 2020

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Why Women Read Fiction by Helen Taylor'

Why Women Read Fiction by Helen Taylor’

Published by OUP Oxford December 2019
ISBN 9780198827689

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 13 2020

£11.29 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Coming Up for Air by George Orwell

Coming Up for Air by George Orwell

Published by Wilco Publishing House TBC
ISBN 9789390213702

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 13 2020

£18.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Published by Vintage May 2012
ISBN 9780099554790

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 05 2020

£7.37 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James

Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James

Published by Picador January 2015
ISBN 9781447275480

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 03 2020

£6.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

Published by Penguin and David Fickling Books October 2019
ISBN TBC

Featured on BBC Radio Four, from January 03 2020

£4.99 as of October 17 at 06:30, please click here to see the latest price & availablity and for more details.

John McGahern Amongst Women

John McGahernm Amongst Women

‘A book that can be read in two hours, but will linger in the mind for decades.’ Sunday Telegraph

Once an officer in the Irish War for Independence, Moran is now a widower, eking out a living on a small farm where he raises his two sons and three daughters. Adrift from the structure and security of the military, he keeps control by binding his family close to him. But as his children grow older and seek independence, and as the passing years bring with them bewildering change, Moran struggles to find a balance between love and tyranny.

‘One of the greatest writers of our era.’ Hilary Mantel

‘John McGahern is the Irish novelist everyone should read.’ Colm Tóibín

Click here to find this title on Amazon.

Motherwell: A Girlhood by Deborah Orr

Book of the week January 27th 2020
Read by Siobhan Redmond
Abridger by Julian Wilkinson

The late journalist Deborah Orr was born and bred in the Scottish steel town of Motherwell, in the west of Scotland. Growing up the product of a mixed marriage, with an English mother, she was often a child on the edge of her working class community, a ‘weird child’, who found solace in books, nature and in her mother’s company. But her mother’s shadow was long and often controlling – Deborah was not always mothered well.

In her powerful and poignant memoir Deborah Orr explores the effects of her strict parenting and her own strong desire for independence and autonomy which led her to flee her roots, first to St Andrews University, with mixed results, and then to her hugely successful career as a journalist and writer in London. She also paints a vivid portrait of the place and the community around the steel works of Ravenscraig – the hub of her world in the sixties and seventies.

‘Motherwell is razor-sharp, fearless and wonderful’
Adam Kay

‘Utterly unflinching and staggeringly good, both as the history of a woman and the history of a place’
India Knight 

Deborah Orr died of cancer in the autumn, and her book is published at the end of January.
You can find it on Amazon from £9.99

The Food Programme: Featuring Jack Monroe, the Tin Can Cook

BBC Radio 4 The Food Programme, Yes we Can: What do the tins we eat say about the UK?  Sheila Dillon January 19th 2020

This was an interesting edition of The Food Programme looking at our perceptions of tinned food in the UK at the moment. While slightly  in decline almost every household and shopping basket will contain one or more tins of food, from baked beans, tomatoes, fish and soup. The programme highlighted how they are a great way to preserve food when it’s at its best and also highlights the environmental benefits of how recyclable tin cans are and how they cut down on food waste.  

Sheila interviews Jack Monroe who has created a cookery book of quick and easy recipes that can be assembled from tinned food found in most store cupboards.

An exuberant rebuttal to the idea that good food must be expensive, farm-fresh and unprocessed.’
Ruby Tandoh

 

‘At a time when good food can often be seen as rather elitist or exclusive, Jack has done an excellent job to create recipes which are simple, straightforward and delicious.’
Felicity Spector

Click here to see the Tin Can Cook on Amazon. 

 

Coming Up for Air by George Orwell

Book at Bedtime January 13th 2020, Abridged by Ellin Stein, Read by Tim McInnerny, Produced by Clive Brill

An overweight, married, middle-aged insurance salesman surveys his life while reflecting on the country he finds himself living in. George Orwell’s novel is read by Tim McInnerny.

Written in 1939, Coming Up For Air was published just before the outbreak of the Second World War and offers premonitions of the impending conflict with images of an idyllic Thames-side Edwardian-era childhood at the same time as taking a rather dim view of capitalism and its effects on the best of rural England.

The reviews were among the best that Orwell had received for a novel. It sold 3,000 copies – a considerable improvement on the response to his previous works.

Find it here on Amazon from £0.95 – click here

 

Why Women Read Fiction by Helen Taylor

Read on Radio 4 by Lucy Briers, from January 13th 2020

Ian McEwan once said,

‘When women stop reading, the novel will be dead.’

This book explains how precious fiction is to contemporary women readers, and how they draw on it to tell the stories of their lives. Female readers are key to the future of fiction and―as parents, teachers, and librarians―the glue for a literate society. Women treasure the chance to read alone, but have also gregariously shared reading experiences and memories with mothers, daughters, grandchildren, and female friends. For so many, reading novels and short stories enables them to escape and to spread their wings intellectually and emotionally.

This book, written by an experienced teacher, scholar of women’s writing, and literature festival director, draws on over 500 interviews with and questionnaires from women readers and writers. It describes how, where, and when British women read fiction, and examines why stories and writers influence the way female readers understand and shape their own life stories. Taylor explores why women are the main buyers and readers of fiction, members of book clubs, attendees at literary festivals, and organisers of days out to fictional sites and writers’ homes. The book analyses the special appeal and changing readership of the genres of romance, erotica, and crime. It also illuminates the reasons for British women’s abiding love of two favourite novels, Pride and Prejudice and JaneEyre. Taylor offers a cornucopia of witty and wise women’s voices, of both readers themselves and also writers such as Hilary Mantel, Helen Dunmore, Katie Fforde, and Sarah Dunant. The book helps us understand why―in Jackie Kay’s words―’our lives are mapped by books.’

You can find this book here on Amazon from about £10. – click here

 

The Drop by Mick Herron

Book at Bedtime, Read by John Heffernan, Abridged by Eileen Horne
January 6th 2020

‘It is time Mick Herron was recognised in his own right as the best thriller writer in Britain today’
Sunday Express

Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he’s witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his suspicions to John Bachelor, who babysits retired spies like Solly, he sets in train events which will alter lives. Bachelor himself, a hair’s breadth away from sleeping in his car, is clawing his way back to stability; Hannah Weiss, the double agent whose recruitment was his only success, is starting to enjoy the secrets and lies her role demands; and Lech Wicinski, an Intelligence Service analyst, finds that a simple favour for an old acquaintance might derail his career. Meanwhile, Lady Di Taverner is trying to keep the Service on an even keel, and if that means throwing the odd crew member overboard, well: collateral damage is her speciality.

A drop, in spook parlance, is the passing on of secret information.

It’s also what happens just before you hit the ground.

Available in various formats from £3.99, Click here to view on Amazon UK

 

Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James

Read on Radio 4 by Clive James, from December 30th 2019 to Saturday 4th January 2020

From the Back Cover
I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me.

In the first instalment of Clive James’s memoirs, we follow the young Clive on his journey from boyhood to the cusp of manhood, when his days of wearing short trousers are finally behind him. Battling with school, girls, various relatives and an overwhelming desire to be a superhero, Clive’s adventures growing up in the suburbs of post-war Sydney are hair-raising, uproarious and almost too good to be true . . .

Told with James’s unassailable sense of humour and self-effacing charm, Unreliable Memoirs is a hilarious and touching introduction to the story of a national treasure. A million-copy bestseller, this classic memoir is a celebration of life in all its unpredictable glory.

‘Do not read this book in public. You will risk severe internal injuries from trying to suppress your laughter. What’s worse, you can’t put it down once started. Its addictive powers stun all normal decent resistance within seconds. Not to be missed.’

Sunday Times

At the time of writing, you can find this on Amazon UK in various formats from £6.99, click here for details.

Rabbit, Run by John Updike

Weekend Book at Bedtime, Read by Toby Jones, Abridged by Eileen Horne, Produced by Clive Brill.

December 2019 / January 2020.

The post-war novel that summed up middle-class white America and established John Updike as the major American author of his generation. Rabbit, Run is the first in a virtuoso Pullitzer Prize-wining quintet featuring hapless Harry Angstrom, whom we meet as a 26 year old former high school basketball star and suburban paragon in the midst of a personal crisis.

You can find it on Amazon UK from £4.99 – click here.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern talks about her fantasy novel The Night Circus with James Naughtie on BBC Radio 4 Book Club January 5th 2020

“Lush, evocative, dreamlike…a magical, coming-of-age story”

(Sunday Times)

The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Against the grey sky the towering tents are striped black and white. A sign hanging upon iron gates reads:

Opens at Nightfall
Closes at Dawn

Biography
ERIN MORGENSTERN is the author of The Night Circus, a number-one national bestseller that has been sold around the world and translated into thirty-seven languages. She has a degree in theatre from Smith College and lives in Massachusetts.

You can find the book on Amazon by clicking here.

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